I was supportive of J. Philippe Rushton until he attacked those he believes to be "politically correct" ("'One-Party' Science Poses Threat To Scientists' Intellectual Freedom," The Scientist, Oct. 3, 1994, page 13). Rushton needs to learn that some people are earnestly sensitive to the issues he is studying and are concerned about the implications of the misuse of this scientific information. He should not label all who disagree with his form of "one-party science" as politically correct.
The arts and the sciences are under attack by those who do not understand them. His threatened "I'm a victim" stance does nothing to help his case and makes this black scientist question his motives.
As a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, I am pleased that the association actually has the courage to have a dialogue on the ethical issues that are of concern to all good...
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